>> "washington journal" continues. host: on this travel-heavy, stay holiday, we will be talking numberstrak ridership with the president and ceo of amtrak, joseph boardman. mr. boardman, let's start with the latest annual ridership numbers, which you have been kind enough to announce the first time publicly with our viewers on c-span. guest: morning, john. yes, that's right. anotherlion riders, record for us, and increase, and we also have an increase in record ticket revenue, up to $2.1 billion. host: 31.6 -- how does that compare with previous years, and maybe check your early days in the job? guest: my first year here was an fy09 and i did go back and look milliond in fy09, 22.7 riders.